Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Boy of Eight Months

First of all, know that there are MANY more pictures coming! I need to make albums to share here I think. We have been having so much fun this spring and I know you all love to see new pictures on here, so never fear, I am working on it. But for now, enjoy this little set of three pictures that capture what a boy of eight months does to fill his time these days.We have Sawyer's pack n play on the back patio. He loves the fresh air and we love the convenience of being able to do all our backyard activities more freely.
Any guesses what our precious Monk is working on here? Okay, I promise I won't use it as blackmail when he's a teenager.
Ah yes, a good ol' bath in the sink. Bathing is by far one of his favorite activities. That's all I've got time for right now, but keep checking back. I've got lots of pictures of the girls that will make you smile:).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quote of the Day

Emma: "Mommy, could you get the fly killer, this fly is bothering me?"
Me: "Okay." (I grab the fly swatter and kill named fly)
Emma: "Mommy, you're a great killer!"
Me: "Thanks Peanut!"

From the mouths of babes!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Love...

Long story short, I came down with a nasty bug on Easter Sunday, complete with high fever and just feeling crudy. Well last night, whatever this junk is really settled in my chest and throat. When I was up at 2:00am with Sawyer, the pain with coughing was unbearable, then a fever came on really fast. I fumbled around to take an Ibuprofen and a throat lozenge, then went back to bed. Sawyer started crying again, so Travis jumped up to tend to him. As I lay there, teeth chattering, Travis shows up on my side of the bed with the Vicks Vapor Rub in hand and starts to rub down my chest and neck, taking his time. As aweful as I was feeling, this simple act of love and care overshadowed my misery as I let myself enjoy his love. I thank God for the love of this man! I am a lucky girl!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Belated Thank You!

My dear friend Beka made this adorable bib for Sawyer. She sent it to me around the time of my baby shower for him and I am JUST NOW getting around to giving her this public "thank-you". She is an amazing woman, who at the time of making this bib, was going through her own share of heartbreak. Read her story and be blessed! Thank you Beka! From the bottom of my heart!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

A new job!...kind of

This is post one of several overdue posts. Long story short, due to raise and hiring freezes and a pay cut at Travis's place of employment, he was looking for another job. Quicker than we foresaw, he was offered one at a company about an hour+ south of where we live. The new offer was a nice jump in pay and possibly more job security, but it would have meant a three hour a day commute or a move, neither of which seemed appealing to us. At the last minute, after He had already pretty much decided to take the job, he brought the offer to his current employer to see if there was a chance they would counter offer to keep him. The thought was laughable and highly unlikely, but low and behold, God showed up and made possible the impossible. The counter offer is just shy of the new offer, so I'm happy to report, we are staying put! This proved for Travis his value in his group and with the company and is the answer to prayers for financial provision. All praise and glory to God! It feels good to be able to focus again on our life here without an impending move on the horizon. We know that we can't predict the future, and this whole process has brought much growth and stretching as far as priorities, dependance on the Lord for wisdom and provision, and in the area of stewardship, which we are everso thankful for. I hope you are all enjoying your spring! Buds on trees and bushes have got to be one of my favorite treasures. They are like little presents all wrapped up and waiting to be opened by warmer days. My gardening fingers are itching and ready, little veggie plants starting in my window sills. Until my next post...

Monday, April 06, 2009


Just for your information, I've got about three or four posts coming very soon! I feel SO behind in my blogging, but let's just say it's been an eventful few weeks. I guess when you're too busy living, there is less time for writing about it right! I will leave you with a picture. This was a little April Fool's day present that was NO joke! Any guesses?